July 22, 2017
Welcome back to the Appalachian Dental Care blog, we hope that your summer is going well, and we hope we’ll see your smiling face in one of our chairs, sooner rather than later. If you don’t feel much like smiling on account of adult tooth loss, you need to come in anyway, because we can help with that! Dr. Airey is big on dental implants because they are the best bet for replacing teeth now, and you’re about to find out why. Keep reading and then be sure to follow up and schedule your appointment at our Boone, NC dentist’s office. We can change your life forever, for the better with our dental implants.
Dental Implants 101
Here’s the deal: dental implants are tiny screws made of titanium or a titanium alloy. These incredibly strong screws are implanted into the bone where the tooth or teeth used to be. Once the bone has fused to the implants, implants become incredibly solid. The restoration (a single crown, a dental bridge, or even a full-arch denture) is firmly secured to the implant by another very tiny screw. There’s no dental cement to worry about, and no opportunity for dental bacteria to attack an underlying tooth. The implants themselves should last as long as you live, and the restorations are likely to last longer than they would otherwise. Plus, studies have shown that they may actually increase your lifespan!
Our Implants Provide A Strong Solution
There won’t be any embarrassing moments with our implants. Whether it’s a single tooth, a bridge, or an entire arch of replacement teeth, you’ll be pleased by how solid and secure your restorations feel. Even with implant-supported dentures, there’s no possibility of anything slipping, sliding, or coming loose. That firm anchorage provides an unbelievable feeling of security.
Implants Are Subtle
Unlike dental restorations from earlier eras, when modern restorations are mounted on implants, they look identical to your own natural teeth. No one will ever know the difference. And you will find yourself forgetting too!
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Can Improve Your Dental Implant Experience
Recovering from oral surgery just got easier with us. That’s because Dr. Airey has focused on PRP. Though this treatment has been used for years in other medical fields, it is new to dentistry. For patients who qualify, the process is simple. All you need to do is give us a small blood sample. We will use that sample to concentrate blood platelets that contain the growth factor. After your procedure, Dr. Airey will apply your own PRP to the wound, which will promote faster and more comfortable healing after a dental implant is placed. We can use PRP in other dental procedures as well, like bone grafting, bone repair, and fistula repair.
We’ll Save You Money In The Process
Let’s be clear: dental implants aren’t the cheapest option for replacing your lost teeth, but they’re arguably the best investment you could make in your lifetime. Not only will your restorations last longer, there’s less opportunity for damage to otherwise healthy teeth. And like we said, they make you look younger and live longer!
Learn More, Get Started!
If you have been inspired to take the next step, we are ready for you! Dr. Airey will be happy to perform an evaluation, take digital images, and determine whether you’re a great candidate for dental implants. To get started, schedule your appointment by calling Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC at 828-355-5673. Take back your smile, take back your life!